Mat & Matt sounds like it could be an old, turn-of-the-century Nick at Nite comedy show, or a Vaudevillian comedy routine. In some ways, it is a comedy skit — if you like your comedy so depressingly hateful and devoid of anything passing as intellectual integrity that laughing is the only alternative to crying. On Friday, the radio broadcast “Faith and Freedom” ran a Mat & Matt skit, starring Mat Staver and Matt Barber, dedicated to the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA).
You see, discrimination is a good thing, according to Mat & Matt. Otherwise, their warnings that ENDA is a “tragedy” and it “must not pass” would be nonsensical. By ending discrimination against people, Mat & Matt say, we will destroy all religious liberty in America.
Matt Barber, referencing Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich and the “persecution” of Phillip Monk, spent much of the broadcast raging against “homofascists,” in the gay rights movement who are trying to use ENDA to destroy religious freedom. He called ENDA the “crown jewel of the radical, sexual anarchist progressive left,” saying that gay activists want to see it pass so they can “make sacrosanct all sorts of sexual perversion to the detriment of those who want to exercise and live out their lives and carry out their faith.”
According to Barber, who lives in whatever dark fantasy world the rest of the anti-sex right-wing lives in, the “sexual anarchist progressive left’s” push to destroy anyone who disagrees with their “agenda” is why more people are realizing that those calling for equality are “absolute thugs.” And, of course, Barber said that he predicted it would happen before Obama repealed Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell and “homoseuxalized the military,” adding that “[w]e have seen a military that used to recognize honor, dignity, things of that nature. Now recognizes, as we’ve flipped it on its head, and now perversion is the order of the day instead of honor, dignity, service, and so forth.”
How nice of him to trash the gay and lesbian soldiers who are willing to go out and die so he can say this hateful tripe about them back at home. Unstated throughout all this is the tacit admission that they built their faith on hate and discrimination, but it goes unstated for a reason: we already knew that.
You can listen to the audio below: